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  • NFL Week 1 Sunday Sports Spectacular! Now 95% Kaepernick Free!

    by Deplorable Barbarian ( 73 Comments › )
    Filed under Uncategorized at September 10th, 2017 - 12:45 pm

    You have to think Matty Ice is sittin’ at home saying – “and this guy BEAT US?”

     

    First off, congrats to the “Chefs” for pulling off what may very well be the upset of the year Thursday night, walloping the Pats 42-27 on their home turf.  Of course, Football Savant Offspring is torn, as anything that puts an “L” in the Patriots column to him is a good thing (he was annoyed Brady was on the cover of Madden 18), but when it sticks a “W” in your division rivals?  Puts the onus on his soon-to-be Sin City Raiders today to keep it even.

    The good news, of course, is that Colin “I have a Dream and it isn’t as a backup Quarterback” Krapperdick has no current gig in the NFL.  The bad news is that no doubt CBS, ESPN and the surgically enhanced and incredibly coiffed Bob Costas will no doubt spend the first part of the season snotting at less than stellar quarterback performances and speculating about game outcome if only the team had given Commie McNogame the starting spot.  Eventually the cards and letters and emails may force them to abandon this.   We live in hope.  Meanwhile, of course, it appears that the Browns have taken up McNogame’s mantle, doin’ the kneel thing in a circle, which will pretty much result in the entire country hoping the NFL forces them to re-sign Johnny “Nap in the End Zone” Manziel.

    Note to NFL Broadcasters – if you want to keep viewership and ad revenue, stop making the anthem the story.  When it’s playing, focus on the men and women in the OTHER uniforms – you know, the ones who catch enemy fire instead of passes.  No one cares about the oppressed millionaires.   No really….we don’t.

    So enjoy the waning days of summer, pop a few cold ones, now that for us on the West Coast, morning beer consumption has become fashionable again.  And if the Budweiser commercial comes on showing all the brewery locations – know that I could WALK to the one in Fairfield, California, from my house.  And one day probably will.  I hear there are samples.

    And also please, give some thoughts and prayers to our friends Rodan and Pakimon (from the playpen) and hope they’re warm dry and safe as Hurricane Irma is set to cut a path straight through Florida.  Rodan and Pak – please check in and let us know you’re okay if you can.

    The Matchups:  (byes this week to the Bucs and Dolphins – yeah, who saw THAT coming?)
    Jets @ Bills
    Falcons @ Bears
    Ravens @Bengals
    Steelers @ Browns
    Cardinals @ Lions
    Jaguars @ Texans
    Raiders @ Titans
    Eagles @ Redskins
    Colts @ Rams
    Seahawks @ Packers (oh, and SHUT UP Aaron Effing Rodgers)
    Panthers @ 49ers
    Giants @ Cowboys

    Monday’s Games (because EVERYONE loves to stay up to 2:00 a.m on a work night)
    Saints @ Vikings
    Chargers @ Broncos

    Around the MLB, some good games in the offing, check your local listings, because now that Football’s back, the networks no longer care about you.

    Tigers @ Blue Jays
    Reds @ Mets
    Marlins @ Braves
    Phillies @ Nationals
    Rays @ Red Sox
    Giants @ White Sox
    Twins @ Royals
    Pirates @ Cardinals
    Brewers @ Cubs
    Yankees @ Rangers
    Astros @ Athletics
    Rockies @ Dodgers
    Angels @ Mariners
    Padres @ Diamondbacks
    Orioles @ Indians

    No NHL yet, the PGA is in the middle of the Fedex Cup Playoffs which are taking a week off and NASCAR ran last night.  I’d mention the NBA but I don’t care about the NBA, especially after Warriors blowing off the President and staging an endless victory parade under my office window earlier this year that resulted in annoying people in my building lobby.

     

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    73 Responses to “NFL Week 1 Sunday Sports Spectacular! Now 95% Kaepernick Free!”
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    1. 1 | September 10, 2017 1:06 pm

      Raiders off to an auspicious start- recovering an onside kick.
      And….TOUCHDOWN!


    2. lobo91
      2 | September 10, 2017 1:44 pm

      Check out this video of downtown Miami


    3. RIX
      3 | September 10, 2017 2:01 pm

      NFL news from Chirac. The Bears are playing the Falcons at home.
      When they announced the National Anthem the crowd went nuts and there was a stealth bomber
      fly over. Both teams STOOD straight most with their hands over their hearts, all respectful.
      Good thing, Chicago is a corrupt Democrat town, but season ticket holders are mainly Republicans, mostly
      Trump supporters. It was a good move.


    4. lobo91
      4 | September 10, 2017 2:17 pm

      Samantha Fish playing a cigar box guitar:


    5. lobo91
      5 | September 10, 2017 3:05 pm

      NBA To Players: Be More Political, Pursue Social Justice

      While it’s largely seen as taboo in the NFL to get political, it’s actually encouraged for basketball players to get active and pursue social justice.

      According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the National Basketball Association (NBA) commissioner Adam Silver and the National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts are pushing players to speak their mind on politics and social issues.

      In the letter obtained by ESPN, Silver and Roberts told players, “None of us operates in a vacuum. Critical issues that affect our society also impact you directly. Fortunately, you are not only the world’s greatest basketball players — you have real power to make a difference in the world, and we want you know that the Players Association and the League are always available to help you figure out the most meaningful way to make that difference.”

      The letter also praised players for their work in NBA communities, Basketball Without Borders events, and Hurricane Harvey fundraising efforts.

      Many liberals and progressives have accused NFL owners of being racist for not signing Colin Kaepernick because of his politics. Meanwhile, after the Golden State Warriors won the 2017 NBA Finals, Finals MVP Kevin Durant said that he would not visit the White House because of his opposition to President Trump, saying, “We don’t f— with him.”

      Other stars like LeBron James spoke out following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, putting the blame solely on Trump.


    6. 6 | September 10, 2017 3:35 pm

      Just saying a quick hello. Irma has made landfall in Marco Island, by Naples. This will weaken the storm as it nears Tampa. The power is in and out, but I know soon it will be out. I will update as appropriate.


    7. coldwarrior
      7 | September 10, 2017 3:36 pm

      @ lobo91:

      there arent enough white guys or latins in teh NBA.

      its racisss!


    8. coldwarrior
      8 | September 10, 2017 3:38 pm

      RIX wrote:

      When they announced the National Anthem the crowd went nuts and there was a stealth bomber
      fly over. Both teams STOOD straight most with their hands over their hearts, all respectful.

      excellent.

      they are uniformed employees representing da bears and the nfl. while in uniform they have no opinion, no say, and should not be allowed to protest. out of uniform and on their own time, fine by me.


    9. coldwarrior
      9 | September 10, 2017 3:39 pm

      Phantom Ace wrote:

      Just saying a quick hello. Irma has made landfall in Marco Island, by Naples. This will weaken the storm as it nears Tampa. The power is in and out, but I know soon it will be out. I will update as appropriate.

      keep us updated!


    10. Deplorable Bumr50
      10 | September 10, 2017 3:40 pm

      @ Phantom Ace:

      Stay safe, and prayers for you and yours!

      Dad evacuated to MS. He has a house in Lakewood Ranch that he’s trying to sell, and was set to buy one in Nokomis.

      We’ll see what happens with both oof those properties.


    11. lobo91
      11 | September 10, 2017 3:52 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Did you check out the video I posted above?


    12. coldwarrior
      12 | September 10, 2017 3:52 pm

      i see the steelers are beating the browns. no news there.

      god, the browns suck.


    13. 13 | September 10, 2017 4:01 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      Smooches, Rodan….Football Savant Offspring and Flyboy send their love.


    14. 14 | September 10, 2017 4:08 pm

      RAiDERS WIN. Work on defense guys.


    15. 15 | September 10, 2017 4:11 pm

      Turning my attention and the channel to Mack’s LIONS. Every year I snot about maybe cancelling Sunday ticket and every year I say “but…but….every GAME”!


    16. lobo91
      16 | September 10, 2017 4:11 pm

      Yes, This Is A Real CNBC Article On “Economics”

      A chicken in every pot, and a unicorn in every garage. That’s the progressive dream.

      No, seriously, they are dreaming, and they must have smoked something crazy before bed.

      I almost couldn’t even write about this subject because I just kept staring at my computer screen wide-eyed and shaking my head. Really? Is this seriously being passed off as economics and news?

      The larger the universal basic income, the greater the benefit to the economy, according to the report.

      A $1,000 cash handout to all adults would grow the economy by 12.56 percent after eight years, the study finds. Current Congressional Budget Office estimates put the GDP at $19.8 trillion. The cash handout would therefore increase the GDP by $2.48 trillion. (Vox first did this extrapolation in their coverage of the report, and Steinbaum confirmed the accuracy of the extrapolation to CNBC Make It by email.)

      Wow! You’re saying that by the U.S. government simply creating money out of thin air, we can increase the amount of money in existence! Why didn’t we think of this before? Why are we only $20 trillion in debt! why not go $200 trillion in debt. Why not $900 trillion?! Who cares, it just boosts the economy.

      The super-serious-legitimate-intellectual study found that the larger the handout, the more the economy grows! Hear that? We can all be millionaires! It’s easy street from here on out.

      We can all quit our jobs at the factories, farms, grocery stores, and office buildings. Things will keep being produced, sold, and organized according to the report.

      What they didn’t add is that in order to finance these handouts without taxation, the U.S. would add $24 trillion of debt. The already insane national debt would more than double in 8 years.

      And what would a cash influx of that kind cause?

      Exactly what the study did not take into consideration. Inflation.

      The factor that other models emphasize which is not present in the Levy Model is “potential output”—that the size of the macroeconomy is theoretically limited by supply constraints, and that once these bind, the effect offurther expansion in aggregate demand is primarily to increase inflation.

      I love it. “Theoretically” the economy is limited by the supply of goods.

      The grocery store has 100 loaves of bread, so theoretically, they can only sell 100 loaves of bread. Good thing only 100 people want to buy a loaf of bread.

      But this study adds 1,000 more people who want to buy that bread. They conclude that this will not increase the price of the bread and that the extra 1,000 people who want bread will not be constrained by the fact that there are only 100 loaves.

      It is utter nonsense! They are basically saying that they can drastically increase the consumption of goods without having to increase supply, and without the price of the goods rising.

      At very least the study concluded that raising taxes would have no net benefit to the economy. So they understand that taking from one person and handing to another would not grow the economy.

      These estimates are based on a universal basic income paid for by increasing the federal deficit. As part of the study, the researchers also calculated the effect to the economy of paying for the cash handouts by increasing taxes. In that case, there would be no net benefit to the economy, the report finds.

      But they apparently don’t believe that demand is enabled by supply. Have they tried to consume something that doesn’t exist? It’s a difficult task.

      And they also don’t believe in inflation. But when the supply stays the same, and the demand grows, prices will rise. If the demand is enabled by increasing the monetary supply by going into more debt, that means that the value of the new dollars is derived from the old dollars. Every dollar gets a little bit more worthless because nothing about the real physical economy has changed. Supply has not grown to match increased demand.

      And finally, maybe they don’t want to finance the universal basic income with taxation, but how are they going to pay the interest on the extra debt? Currently, it costs almost half a trillion dollars per year just to pay the interest on the $20 trillion national debt. They want to more than double that in just eight years. Who in their right mind would keep lending the U.S. money?

      You can play with numbers, but you can’t change reality. This model would DESTROY the economy in 8 years, not improve it. Yes, there will be more money in supply, and therefore the economy has “grown” if you don’t factor in real purchasing power, which will collapse.

      It would be a transfer of wealth from people with savings, to people in debt.

      This trash is clearly being sold so that idiots can cite a study that says a universal basic income is a good thing. The chorus grows in the media, training the sheep how to sing their song of ignorance.

      Baaa if you support a universal basic income!


    17. coldwarrior
      17 | September 10, 2017 4:17 pm

      @ lobo91:

      oh.my.god.

      like i always say, there is a reason that they dont tech econ in school


    18. lobo91
      18 | September 10, 2017 4:19 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Reminds me ow the time Jesse Jackson Jr. (shortly before he went to prison) said that the government should hire all the unemployed people, because then they could tax their pay, which would bring in revenue to the government.


    19. 19 | September 10, 2017 4:26 pm

      With the devastating effects of hurricanes on the coasts, should we maybe discourage permanent buildings near those areas? If insurance companies stopped writing policies, and if the government stopped paying to rebuild time after time for resorts, hotels, and high dollar homes right along the ocean maybe the damage, and the cost to rebuild after such storms, would be lower.


    20. coldwarrior
      20 | September 10, 2017 4:40 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Reminds me ow the time Jesse Jackson Jr. (shortly before he went to prison) said that the government should hire all the unemployed people, because then they could tax their pay, which would bring in revenue to the government.

      genius.

      /


    21. 21 | September 10, 2017 4:45 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Don’t forget the brilliant Nancy Pelosi’s claim that keeping people on unemployment was GREAT for the U.S. economy.


    22. coldwarrior
      22 | September 10, 2017 4:47 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      With the devastating effects of hurricanes on the coasts, should we maybe discourage permanent buildings near those areas? If insurance companies stopped writing policies, and if the government stopped paying to rebuild time after time for resorts, hotels, and high dollar homes right along the ocean maybe the damage, and the cost to rebuild after such storms, would be lower.

      you have just described ‘moral hazard’ perfectly.

      In economics, moral hazard occurs when one person takes more risks because someone else bears the cost of those risks

      remember, we all get to help pay for A-Rod’s flood insurance on his beach house.


    23. coldwarrior
      23 | September 10, 2017 4:54 pm

      Deplorable Barbarian wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      Don’t forget the brilliant Nancy Pelosi’s claim that keeping people on unemployment was GREAT for the U.S. economy.

      give them spoons to dig itches then.

      milton friedman was in India, he witnessed many men in a ditch digging with shovels. he asked why not use a back hoe, he was told that it creates more jobs to use shovels instead, he then told the indian manager that perhaps they should use spoons instead.


    24. 24 | September 10, 2017 5:18 pm

      @ lobo91:
      They are currently experimenting with this in Ontario in three cities. Kicker is that if you are getting a UBI or BLS (or whatever you want to call it) you don’t qualify for other income programs like welfare. I believe the number here is $1700/month and it’s taxable. If you get a job it’s cut by 50% of your earnings (Make $800 receive $400 less of BLS).
      They are trying to see if a study that was cancelled in the late 70’s early 80’s in Manitoba was actually true. Then again it Was the prairies and a different time.


    25. eaglesoars
      25 | September 10, 2017 5:26 pm

      @ Phantom Ace/a><

      stay safe, sweetie, here's a hug {phantom ace}

      re: basic income. You DO realize that it's going to be part of Mark Zuckerberg's POTUS campaign, don't you? I just don't understand how there are so many really smart dumb people. The idea is all the rage in Europe now (remember negative interest rates?) and it's going to appeal to millenials on social justice grounds.


    26. eaglesoars
      26 | September 10, 2017 5:36 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      um I don’t know how that bold thing happened


    27. eaglesoars
      27 | September 10, 2017 5:42 pm

      If you enjoyed Jerry Pournelle, who died last week, in his honor Castalia House is giving away various volumes of There Will Be War free.

      Kindle edition volume I

      Created by the bestselling SF novelist Jerry Pournelle, THERE WILL BE WAR is a landmark science fiction anthology series that combines top-notch military science fiction with factual essays by various generals and military experts on everything from High Frontier and the Strategic Defense Initiative to the aftermath of the Vietnam War. It features some of the greatest military science fiction ever published, such Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” in Volume I


    28. lobo91
      28 | September 10, 2017 5:47 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      In related news:

      Migrants Prefer Germany Because Its Benefits ‘Are Quite High,’ Says Gov’t Minister

      German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that his country’s generous welfare benefits act like a magnet for migrants, and called for a unification of standards throughout the European Union (EU) to better distribute new arrivals.

      Since Germany offers migrants and refugees much more than other EU member states, it has become an attractive target for human smugglers, de Maizière said.

      De Maizière told the Rheinische Post newspaper Saturday that Germany is the destination of choice for many migrants because in comparison with other European countries, its “procedures and reception conditions are generous” and “the benefits for refugees are quite high.”

      “That’s part of the pull-factor to Germany,” he said.

      Germany’s magnet effect on migration has taken on other forms as well, de Maizière said. In the summer of 2015, “we were under great pressure to make forecasts about the number of refugees to be expected so that the municipalities could plan,” he said.

      When the minister released the figure of 800,000 migrants in August 2015, this sent a “signal” to prospective migrants and traffickers that Germany was willing to take in that many and this, in turn, acted as a “driver” of migration, he added.


    29. eaglesoars
      29 | September 10, 2017 5:56 pm

      This is a great story for those of us who adore birds

      Syrian rebel chief returns lost eagle back to Israel

      I

      n an extraordinary case of cross-border cooperation, a Syrian rebel commander cared for and then helped return to Israel an eagle that was released into a nature reserve in the Golan Heights four months ago and which had accidentally made its way to the Syrian side.

      The bird, dubbed S-98 by its handlers at the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, was returned to Israel this past week, Channel 2 reported Thursday, through the Israeli Flying Aid organization, a non-profit that works to deliver aid internationally to communities affected by conflict and natural disasters.

      The unnamed Syrian militia head had contacted the organization, saying he saved the eagle when it got caught up in fighting in territory held by the Islamic State in the war-torn country.

      The GPS affixed to the bird had stopped sending back signals last month, worrying its Israeli handlers. Their concerns intensified as the weeks passed, according to the report.
      []
      Eldad Eitan from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority said his authority passed on instructions regarding care for the animal until his safe passage to Israel.

      According to the report, the Syrian asked that Israel organize delivery of two live chickens per day solely for the eagle, despite the food shortage for him and his men.

      Gal Luski, the founder of Israeli Flying Aid, told Channel 2 that the eagle received great care until his arrival in Israel, with the Syrian commander and his men living on bread and water for weeks while the eagle ate the Israeli-delivered fowl.


    30. eaglesoars
      30 | September 10, 2017 5:58 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      “That’s part of the pull-factor to Germany,” he said.

      what’s the other part?


    31. Deplorable Bumr50
      31 | September 10, 2017 6:02 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      what’s the other part?

      Jaeger schnitzel?


    32. eaglesoars
      32 | September 10, 2017 6:06 pm

      @ Deplorable Bumr50:

      ha!


    33. eaglesoars
      33 | September 10, 2017 6:22 pm

      The Avian Rockettes head backstage


    34. eaglesoars
      34 | September 10, 2017 6:25 pm

      look at this picture of the 49ers game, opening kick off.

      where is everybody?


    35. coldwarrior
      35 | September 10, 2017 6:44 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      look at this picture of the 49ers game, opening kick off.

      where is everybody?

      empty seats mean that the season ticket holders didnt give their tickets away. this is pretty big. it is a flat out protest by the season ticket holders. same thing happened in PGh when the moron rooney hired the dog murderer.

      his kids are now in charge, both are good conservatives.


    36. lobo91
      36 | September 10, 2017 6:54 pm

      Hmm…Samantha Fish is playing at a festival in Albuquerque on the 22nd.

      That sounds like it’s worth the drive…


    37. rain of lead
      37 | September 10, 2017 7:47 pm

      heh
      antifa gets a beatdown

      http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=371516


    38. Possum
      38 | September 10, 2017 7:54 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      With the devastating effects of hurricanes on the coasts, should we maybe discourage permanent buildings near those areas? If insurance companies stopped writing policies, and if the government stopped paying to rebuild time after time for resorts, hotels, and high dollar homes right along the ocean maybe the damage, and the cost to rebuild after such storms, would be lower.

      I would like to build a home South West of Houston that is specifically designed to ride out a storm and need absolutely no repairs once the flood water recedes. Protection from hurricane/tornado strength winds is also possible but will obviously add to the expense.

      My home would be near a major river, the Brazos or the Colorado river and on the flood plain. Not in some artificially created “Sub Division” protected by levees. Why? you may ask. Well levees work both ways… Once floodwater breaches a levee, or when rainfall deluges these artificially made areas they flood. However when the river returns to normal levels that flood water is trapped the OTHER side of the levee..

      Build on an unprotected flood plane and it is like the tide going in and out at the sea shore. Drains as fast as it flooded. Not close to the coast though. Maybe 20 miles inland. A storm surge in the Gulf would ruin all my careful planning.

      So I have selected the type of location. Now the construction..

      Obviously raised. The main home would be the second floor. Supported on concrete and steel pilings and on a steel beam platform. On top of that I would place a single wide trailer. A decent size for example is 72 feet long by roughly 15 feet wide totaling 1,080 square feet. However I would be OK with 400-500 square feet. So, the steel beam platform would be 82 feet wide by 25 feet wide which would give me a very nice 5 feet walkway/veranda all arround it.

      Now you are laughing. You are envisioning a trailer perched on a platform 8 feet in the air, a classic tornado magnet. Well, around the trailer would be a protective steel beam “cage” Difficult to explain in words, I must try to draw it. The cage would have side walls and a roof and would be built like a “brick shit house” (a quaint English expression for being built very sturdy)

      Imagine those Russian doll things. Steel cage and siding is outside doll, my little trailer is two dolls in.

      Getting creative the shell over my trailer is a geodesic dome. A cool aerodynamic shape that will withstand high winds. Ever seen a ladybug still clinging to your windshield when you are doing 70mph?

      Safe space. A concrete sided room maybe 12 feet by 12 feet that has no door on the first floor and is water tight and is accesible from the second floor when winds decide to get really nasty. In Iowa it is called a basement and every home has one. In Texas there is no such thing, so you have to build one above ground.

      Car, yep thought of it. A cheap car lift that can lift 7000lbs over five feet is about $2000. Lift car above ground level into a space under the cage thingy and next to trailer home.
      I now have a home that can withstand anything nature can throw at me and my car is snuggled up safe.

      Electricity? A propane powered generator on the platform, but obviously on its own little platform and in its own cage.

      Water? That would be the well I would be using anyway living where I want to live. However the well casing would extend up to the platform and the pump and pressure tank would be out of harms way.

      Septic system. Well that continues as normal. LOL when I flush I do not need to worry where it goes..

      Finally, as my home is six to eight feet in the air what do I do with all that space under my home? Well, that is where workshop is tools can be moved upstairs when flood threat is known, where I store the junk I collect that I do not care if I lose.

      Reason for this rant?

      FEMA will pay anything from 100,000 to $350,000 for people to have their existing homes raised above flood levels.

      Hey FEMA give me a $50,000 grant and I will build a prototype new home showing HOW new homes in the flood plain of South West Houston should be constructed.

      Do not need FEMA. Next spring I will start building my “forever” home.


    39. Possum
      39 | September 10, 2017 7:55 pm

      @ Possum:

      As Bonk is an architect I may need his help picking carpet and window treatments, he is a master at colour coordination.


    40. coldwarrior
      40 | September 10, 2017 8:18 pm

      @ Possum:

      i saw a hurricane proof house in the outer banks, the dude who designed it is a PhD in aerodynamics and works for nasa, it was on 8 foot piers and was a simple toroid. he explained that there was no wind load on this shape.

      very elegant and simple.


    41. Possum
      41 | September 10, 2017 8:22 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      As you see sometimes I am not full of shit. Next spring I will go for it.


    42. coldwarrior
      42 | September 10, 2017 8:37 pm

      Possum wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:

      As you see sometimes I am not full of shit. Next spring I will go for it.

      the car lift is genius.


    43. eaglesoars
      43 | September 10, 2017 8:49 pm

      @ Possum:

      Amphibious Homes the Dutch Way


    44. Calo
      44 | September 10, 2017 8:51 pm

      Here. http://www.monolithic.org/homes/floorplans/series/torus/floor-plan-dl-pt03

      Dump the courtyard and put it on stilts. Simpler and less cumbersome that what you envision.


    45. coldwarrior
      45 | September 10, 2017 8:57 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      @ Possum:

      Amphibious Homes the Dutch Way

      ingenious fix, that.


    46. coldwarrior
      46 | September 10, 2017 8:57 pm

      Calo wrote:

      Here. http://www.monolithic.org/homes/floorplans/series/torus/floor-plan-dl-pt03

      Dump the courtyard and put it on stilts. Simpler and less cumbersome that what you envision.

      the lack of wind load is key


    47. Possum
      47 | September 10, 2017 9:04 pm

      Calo wrote:

      Here. http://www.monolithic.org/homes/floorplans/series/torus/floor-plan-dl-pt03

      Dump the courtyard and put it on stilts. Simpler and less cumbersome that what you envision.

      we can work on this together


    48. Possum
      48 | September 10, 2017 9:10 pm

      Grr really hating the fact that a few months ago I I was buying a place next to a river in South West Houston in a flood plain and seller backed out.


    49. Possum
      49 | September 10, 2017 9:12 pm

      Grr really hating the fact that a few months ago I I was buying a place next to a river in South West Houston in a flood plain and seller backed out.
      @ Possum:


    50. Possum
      50 | September 10, 2017 9:15 pm

      @ Calo:

      Wish we had bought wharton place


    51. Calo
      51 | September 10, 2017 9:19 pm

      @ Possum:
      Well, I don’t. It was right across the street from the Colorado River that flooded.

      If you want, we can make our way there next weekend and see how it faired.


    52. RIX
      52 | September 10, 2017 9:23 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      RIX wrote:

      When they announced the National Anthem the crowd went nuts and there was a stealth bomber
      fly over. Both teams STOOD straight most with their hands over their hearts, all respectful.

      excellent.

      they are uniformed employees representing da bears and the nfl. while in uniform they have no opinion, no say, and should not be allowed to protest. out of uniform and on their own time, fine by me.

      That’s right, when you are on your employers those shape up.


    53. 53 | September 10, 2017 9:27 pm

      @ lobo91:

      This is a very special kind of stupidity. Its the kind of stupidity that makes Darwin Award Winners look like geniuses. This (In physics terms) is a Negative Entropy Scheme. While the math does allow for Negative Entropy in physics, it comes at an incredible price. As in, the moment that the Negative Entropy flow stops, everything created by the Negative Entropy flow goes Kaboom. You know, Big big Bada boom. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uwzg7SYZKF0


    54. eaglesoars
      54 | September 10, 2017 9:27 pm

      Possum wrote:

      Grr really hating the fact that a few months ago I I was buying a place next to a river in South West Houston in a flood plain and seller backed out.
      @ Possum:

      yeah and I bet the seller is the one going ‘Grrrr’ right about now


    55. 55 | September 10, 2017 9:28 pm

      @ Deplorable Barbarian:

      ANNNNNND How ’bout DEM LIONS!


    56. Possum
      56 | September 10, 2017 9:36 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ Possum:
      Well, I don’t. It was right across the street from the Colorado River that flooded.

      If you want, we can make our way there next weekend and see how it faired.

      new home is built to be flooded


    57. Aussie Infidel
      57 | September 10, 2017 9:52 pm

      coldwarrior wrote:

      The grocery store has 100 loaves of bread, so theoretically, they can only sell 100 loaves of bread. Good thing only 100 people want to buy a loaf of bread.

      Actually Lobo might be onto something here. !

      🙂

      100 loaves ehh!

      Simply ‘create’ another virtual loaf of nothing and then sell it to those needing bread at some future time. If the bread goes stale don’t worry because you take 10 stale ones and add two new fresh baked virtual loaves and get some ratings agency to declare that this twelve pack is now AA+ rated and onset it to the market at a hefty margin.

      I seem to remember a similar story somewhere in the past. Nah … what could possibly go wrong?

      🙂


    58. coldwarrior
      58 | September 10, 2017 10:02 pm

      me n ezra zion are gonna step out on the deck with don julio and look at the river for a spell.


    59. lobo91
      59 | September 10, 2017 10:07 pm

      @ Aussie Infidel:

      I seem to remember a similar story somewhere in the past.

      They even made a movie about it: The Big Short


    60. lobo91
      60 | September 10, 2017 10:11 pm

      Maxine Waters: The Alt Right Wants To Kill Me, Others

      Rep. Maxine Waters, the California Democrat known best, perhaps, for her repetitive calls for impeachment of President Donald Trump, has found a new schtick, and it goes like this: The alt-right is coming to kill me.

      And not just her. “Others,” too, she direly predicts, in public statements made — yes, in public — this week.

      OK, enough waiting. Here are her words, made during a hearing on Capitol Hill that saw Waters ask terror experts for advice in dealing with white nationalists, who’ve threatened to kill her.

      “What can we do to deal with the KKK, the white nationalists, the extremists, the alt-right? They’re on the Internet, they’re Breitbart. If you look at the YouTube, you see how much they want to kill me and others,” she said, during a Subcommittee on Terrorism and Illicit Finance hearing, PJ Media reported. “What can we do?”

      Her desperate pleas are somewhat of a hoot.

      This is a woman, after all, who’s painted Trump in as darkest of lights as possible, calling far and wide and ever-so-frequently for his impeachment — all the while knowing he’s not even committed any impeachable offense. Yet it’s the rhetoric of racist nut-jobs that concerns her?


    61. AZfederalist
      61 | September 10, 2017 10:21 pm

      lobo91 wrote:

      Other stars like LeBron James spoke out following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, putting the blame solely on Trump.

      While I watch very little NFL, I watch even less NBA, as in zero. This just reinforces that decision.


    62. 62 | September 10, 2017 10:56 pm

      @ Possum:
      Interesting approach. I’d love to see that run through some computer models. My dad would have been fascinated by that.


    63. 63 | September 10, 2017 11:01 pm

      @ Calo:
      To me, that inner part of the ‘horseshoe’ would bring incredible wind loads. Plus we’d need more than just 1 BR!

      I wonder if something along that lines would work for those of us living in tornado alley?


    64. eaglesoars
      64 | September 10, 2017 11:16 pm

      I did not know this. antifa is not home grown nor recent.

      It has been active in Europe for decades

      Originally an anti-Nazi body in a pre-WWII Germany, organizations resurfaced in various European countries in the 1980s and 1990s, attracting plenty of attention during the anti-globalization protests at the turn of the millennium. Since then, Antifa have systematically used violence as a political tool. Victims are in no way limited to Nazis or the alt-right. Mainstream center-right politicians, leftist mayors and government bureaucrats have been targeted. Apart from the usual assaults, Antifa members have made arson and gas attacks.

      An original Antifa specialty is rioting, making up the Black Bloc of more mainstream leftist demonstrations, not least in protests against summits of international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Trade Organization. The most recent example was the G20 meeting in July, when large parts of Hamburg, Germany were under siege and private property worth millions of dollars was vandalized. “Welcome to hell” was the message.

      The American outfit copycats its elder siblings from across the pond, blending in with democratic leftist groups (acting as self-appointed bodyguards), creating Lenin-style united-front coalitions to gain legitimacy (who is not an anti-fascist?) and applying a very wide definition of the term fascist (most people they don’t agree with).

      The extreme-left tradition of misusing terms to their own benefit is not only an Orwellian cliché, but also an historic reality. Remember that the official East German name for the Berlin Wall was “Antifaschistischer Schutzwall” or Anti-Fascist Protection Rampart.

      In The Washington Post, Dartmouth historian Mark Bray, author of the recent book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, whitewashes the movement, putting forward the argument that Nazis need to be dealt with at an early-stage. But neither libertarians nor Social Democrats are Nazis.

      for some reason the G20 stuff and the antifa connection didn’t sink in. Also, keep the name Mark Bray in mind. I think we’re going to be hearing it more often. (dartmouth historian? sheesh)

      bed time. nite.


    65. coldwarrior
      65 | September 10, 2017 11:27 pm

      right_wing2 wrote:

      To me, that inner part of the ‘horseshoe’ would bring incredible wind loads

      nope, its all curved, bite into a donut. look through the bite area, wind will hit an equal curved edge. no lift or drag is produced.


    66. coldwarrior
      66 | September 10, 2017 11:29 pm

      @ eaglesoars:

      antifa are very old and very well funded. this has been going on for decades.


    67. 67 | September 10, 2017 11:36 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Well if we can ever afford to build a house…


    68. coldwarrior
      68 | September 10, 2017 11:46 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      we are looking to retire to the stretch of beach that we vacation at. its bayside in NJ. there are a couple of houses always for sale there of the 15 on the street. the street ends and there aint no more. you have to drive 8 minutes through a nature preserve and so, you want to be there to be there. all of the houses are big squares and most of them got wiped out in sandy. squares load wind.

      the house we rent is on 24 phone poles sunk 18 feet into the ground with cement and the house is 8 feet above the ground.


    69. coldwarrior
      69 | September 11, 2017 12:07 am

      eaglesoars wrote:

      In The Washington Post, Dartmouth historian Mark Bray, author of the recent book Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, whitewashes the movement, putting forward the argument that Nazis need to be dealt with at an early-stage. But neither libertarians nor Social Democrats are Nazis.

      hitler and stalin were the same. the only difference is that in national socialism, private property and profit are OK. in soviet socialism there is no private property or profit. in both the state determines the economic production.

      hitler wasnt popular with the press because he killed jews and went to war against their buddy uncle joe.

      national socialism and soviet socialism are essentially the same thing. it would be akin to calling a representative parliamentary system evil while a constitutional republic was not. they are, in all intents and purposes, similar functionally like soviet socialism and national socialism are…there are just some slight operational differences sprinkled in.


    70. 70 | September 11, 2017 12:16 am

      @ lobo91:
      Unrelated, but you posted that you just discovered Samantha Fish. Best legs and licks of the blues. Check out her 4-string oil can slide guitar. It’s killer.

      https://youtu.be/Bc7wPH-sbGg


    71. 71 | September 11, 2017 5:55 am

      @ right_wing2:
      Checked the site and did some digging. Cost at the high end is $130/sq foot to build. So costs are rather reasonable considering.


    72. 72 | September 11, 2017 6:58 am

      @ PaladinPhil:
      Definitely will take a bit of a change in our finances…

      My wife’s started a small home baking business- nothing too serious right now, but she’s enjoying it. She’ll be taking a cake decorating class the day after we get back from TX.

      And I’m looking at starting a pet sitting biz on the side. Waiting on some money to come in to do that. Our pet sitter (a new one- our old sitter is semi-retired now and only sits for her more active customers) wants to meet next Friday to meet the herd of cats and meet me to see if she & I are on the same page enough that she’d want to kind of mentor me & help me out getting this thing started.


    73. lobo91
      73 | September 11, 2017 9:33 am

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ lobo91:
      Unrelated, but you posted that you just discovered Samantha Fish. Best legs and licks of the blues. Check out her 4-string oil can slide guitar. It’s killer.

      https://youtu.be/Bc7wPH-sbGg

      That was actually one of the first videos I saw of her. Have you seen this one? It’s a remake of Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around:


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